Crisis Support

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255


Crisis Text Line

Text NAMI to 741-741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.


NAMI HelpLine

Call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) M–F, 7 a.m.–3 p.m. PT for free mental health info, referrals and support.


Find a Local NAMI

NAMI California maintains guides and forms as best as possible listed by county that can assist you in helping a friend or family member with a serious mental illness who has been arrested. These “guides” provide step-by-step procedures to assist in navigating the criminal justice system of each county. Click on the links below to access the county websites. Print the Arrested Guide including the Inmate Medication Information Form (if available). Click on the Medication Form link to display and print only the form.